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Buying a Single 19” Gemini Wheel and Tire as a Spare?

Seeing a lot of posts about flat tires and calling Tesla Roadside assistance only to find out they have no tires in stock. Also they don’t seem to repair them. I know there are things lIke Modern Spare but I was wondering if it made sense to buy 1 19” Gemini wheel and OEM tire and keep it at home. In the case of Tesla Roadside saying they have no tires you could have them tow you to your house to swap out the tire. Providing you’re not far from home on a road trip. Does this make sense to anyone? Any other solutions? Ideas?
 
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I kinda did that. I ended up buying a set of snow tires. If I'm going somewhere that might leave me out in the boonies, I bring one along. I've highly considered getting a spare tire hitch attachment, but not sure which one to get.

There's a neat one that opens like a door to the side and lets you easily access the trunk, but its like $1400. Not sure I want it that badly. There are also cheaper ones... just havent gotten the itch yet.
 
Where did you purchase it? Directly from a Tesla? How much was it?
facebook marketplace - met seller who was 2hrs away. Paid 1200 for wheels, hubcaps, tires, and TPS. About 200 miles on them when I purchased them.

He had just swapped for a set of 18" tsports with michelin AS tires. He was after improved ride quality. Said he did not notice any difference in range. Said the ride was better.
 
facebook marketplace - met seller who was 2hrs away. Paid 1200 for wheels, hubcaps, tires, and TPS. About 200 miles on them when I purchased them.

He had just swapped for a set of 18" tsports with michelin AS tires. He was after improved ride quality. Said he did not notice any difference in range. Said the ride was better.
Oh you bought a set of 4?! I am thinking 1 as a spare. Can’t see in the Tesla shop where or how to buy 1 19” Gemini wheel and tower.
 
Oh you bought a set of 4?! I am thinking 1 as a spare. Can’t see in the Tesla shop where or how to buy 1 19” Gemini wheel and tower.

I did what you intend to do. I bought just a single gemini wheel off ebay and bought a corresponding tire somewhere else as spare. I bring this spare for road trip too. I prefer handling a flat tire situation right away on my own than using roadside assistance.
 
I did what you intend to do. I bought just a single gemini wheel off ebay and bought a corresponding tire somewhere else as spare. I bring this spare for road trip too. I prefer handling a flat tire situation right away on my own than using roadside assistance.
How much was the Gemini wheel on eBay? I have to see if Tesla sells them individually.
 
I just had a flat tire incident that resulted in Tesla roadside telling me my service center was not handling tire repairs, but luckily I had found a tire shop with the OEM Continental in stock which I was towed to.

I also plan to purchase a single wheel to keep at home in case of future issues. Tesla quoted me 600 for the rim, I paid 300 for the tire and the tpms goes for 100... 1000 for 1 wheel seems excessive
 
What are you guys doing for the TPMS? I'm tempted to skip it as a spare
You'll hate yourself later if you do that. Instead of having five identical wheels/tires, you have four plus a spare.

What's the difference? With five the same, if you get a flat, you swap on the fifth, have the flat repaired, and you're done.
With four + spare, if you get a flat, you swap on the spare, have the flat repaired, then have to change the wheel again an additional time to get the fourth non-spare back on the car.
 
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